Consul General of the United Kingdom Harriet Cross to Speak on British-US Relations


Consul General of the United Kingdom in Boston Harriet Cross, will speak on US-UK relations  on Tuesday, March 21 at noon in the third floor Community Room at One Financial Plaza,1350 Main Street (Corner of Main & Court), in downtown Springfield.

The cost for members is $5 without a lunch and $15 with a lunch provided.  Nonmembers cost is $10 without a lunch and $20 with a lunch provided.  To reserve a sandwich–tuna, turkey or vegetarian–email or call the World Affairs Council office at 413-733-0110.  You can register online with a credit card here.

The registration deadline for this event is Friday, March 17.

Harriet Cross has been a member of the UK Diplomatic Service for 18 years. Her most recent position was as Deputy Ambassador in the British Embassy in Sana’a. Due to the conflict in Yemen, she had to organize the evacuation of the Embassy and subsequently spent the rest of her posting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

In her diplomatic career Harriet has served at the British Embassy in Morocco and at the UK Mission to the UN in New York. She has also worked in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London covering EU relations, and human rights policy. During her career Harriet has taken time out from diplomacy to work as an International Policy Adviser for the UK’s National Crime Squad. She has also worked in the International Relations Department at the University of York. With her husband she helped establish a micro-brewery in Yorkshire which is now a thriving business.

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About Cynthia Melcher

Cynthia Melcher is Executive Director of the World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts
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